About the Leadership Scholarships

Applications for 2019 Scholarships are expected to open in October 2018.

The recipients of the 2018 Scholarships were announced at SOLGM's 2018 Gala Dinner.

As part of our LGLeadershipPathways initiative SOLGM provides opportunities for local government managers to develop their leadership skills, competencies and knowledge. Through our partnership arrangements with The Skills Organisation and the Leadership Development Centre, we are very pleased to be able to offer two scholarships for places on two leadership development programmes to our members. These are tailored to meet the needs of those at different management levels from those developing their leadership careers (the LDC programme) right up to Chief Executives (the Melbourne Business School programme).

About The Skills Organisation Melbourne Business School Leading for Strategic Success Programme Scholarship

The Leading for Strategic Success programme is the prestigious Melbourne Business School’s most senior leadership programme and replaces the programme that previous Scholarship recipients have attended. The Melbourne Business School holds AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS) accreditation, and their programmes are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Business Week and AFR Boss magazine.

This Scholarship is open to applications from Chief Executives and more information on the Scholarship can be found here. This Scholarship is sponsored by the Skills Organisation.

About the Leadership Development Centre's Leadership in Practice Programme Scholarship

Leadership in Practice (LiP) is designed for people leaders and team managers working in the Public Sector. Through SOLGM's partnership with LDC we are able to offer both this Scholarship and direct access to the Programme to our members. Those who are looking to develop their leadership skills in a proven programme are encouraged to apply for this Scholarship or contact LDC directly regarding joining the Programme. More information on the Scholarship can be found here.


The fees for the two scholarships are covered by our Sponsors and we would like to thank them for their on-going support.

Applying for SOLGM Membership

These scholarships are an exclusive SOLGM member benefit. If you are currently not a member and would like to apply for a scholarship you will also need to apply for membership. You can find information on how to apply to become a member and all the additional benefits of joining us here.


SOLGM's Manager, Professional Development - Fiona Purchas, fiona.purchas@solgm.org.nz if you have any queries about these scholarships.


The Skills Organisation Melbourne Business School Leading for Strategic Success Programme Scholarship

Leadership Development Centre Scholarship